• August 18, 2020

    Dear Virtual Learning Option Families (aka Option 2): 

    First of all, I appreciate your time and conversations over the past few weeks as it relates to the Hudson Ready plan. I know from your emails, the choice was not necessarily easy for everyone. We appreciate your dedication to the education process for your children. So, thank you for your time and efforts in making this decision.  It is our priority to ensure all students learning in this environment feel connected to the school community. We are excited to have students back with us no matter the setting. We miss them and we are counting the days to have the opportunity to interact with them again!  

    Since we extended the timeline for the VLO, we need more time on the administrative side to fully develop the class lists and the schedules for VLO students. More information will be shared during the VLO Open Houses next week. 

    Updated Information

    MS/HS VLO Orientation- Tuesday, August 25, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. 
    When: Aug 25, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
    Topic: VLO Orientation for MS/HS

    Please click the link below to join the webinar: 
    Passcode: VLO

    Or iPhone one-tap : 
    US: +13462487799,,92726964971#,,,,,,0#,,774203#  or +14086380968,,92726964971#,,,,,,0#,,774203# 

    Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
    US: +1 346 248 7799  or +1 408 638 0968  or +1 646 876 9923  or +1 669 900 6833  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799 

    Webinar ID: 927 2696 4971
    Passcode: 774203

    International numbers available: https://hudson-k12-oh.zoom.us/u/admfRHxRD

    Elementary VLO Orientation and Virtual Open House - Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

    4:00-4:15 Overview
    4:20-5:00 Classroom Open House 

    We will begin with a general session (15 min overview)  and then you will be joining the classroom teacher’s virtual open house session with your child. You will be receiving the Zoom invite after class lists are posted for the grade levels. 

    Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:
    Please click this URL to join. https://hudson-k12-oh.zoom.us/j/94708194923
    Passcode: VLO

    Or join by phone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): 
    US: +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 408 638 0968 or +1 646 876 9923 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 

    Webinar ID: 947 0819 4923
    Passcode: 402481

    International numbers available: https://hudson-k12-oh.zoom.us/u/agWvQI6AX

    Elementary Supplies 
    Bridges math workbooks, a math manipulative kit, literacy materials, and a Chromebook will be issued to your student for VLO.  We are waiting for the Bridges materials to arrive.  Specific pick up details will be available at the Open House night. Procedures for replenishing supplies will also be covered at the virtual open house next week. 

    Elementary Class Lists 
    On Friday, August 21st, homerooms for each student will be posted in HAC. The homeroom teachers will be posting the “class list” on their webpages.

    Supplemental Reading for K-5
    Supplemental reading services will be available.  At the beginning of the year, we will be doing our beginning of the year assessments for all students, Option 1 and Option 2. There will be specific directions regarding the processes because every grade level differs and the Ohio Department of Education requires different assessments for each grade level.  

    Services would begin towards the end of September. 

    Gifted Services
    If your student receives services by a Gifted Intervention Specialist, services will be scheduled approximately twice per week with that teacher. This only applies to students in grades 3-5 and grades 6-8.  

    Students with Disabilities
    Your student’s case manager will be contacting you to develop a Remote Learning Plan that is based on your child’s IEP.  

    MS/HS Supplies
    APEX is a self-paced learning course.  There are a few science courses (AP) which have supply kits. We are in the process of ordering the kits for parents. Families would pay the set course fee (in the curriculum guide) and the District will be paying the remainder. Since scheduling is still in process, more information will be available by Open House. 

    Technology for Grades 6-12
    Students in grades 6, 10, 11, and 12 will be issued an iPad this year. Last year, MS students received iPads as their school device. Students in grades 10, 11, and 12 can pick up their iPad at the HS Wednesday August 19 and Friday, August 21 in the HS Media Center. More information can be found on the HS website. 

    NOTE: To students in grades 6, 10, 11, and 12 Ipad information, including repair insurance can be found on the website under Technology. https://sites.google.com/hudson.k12.oh.us/ipadhandbook/home

    World Language Credit Flex
    Students in level 4 and AP will apply for this language credit via Credit Flex. They will need to work with their school counselors to complete the credit flex application process. The due date for the application has been waived for students in these courses. 

    World Language provided by Educational Service Center of Northeast Ohio
    More information will be provided over the next week. 

    If you have any questions, please email the Hudsonready@hudson.k12.oh.us, and please put VLO in the subject line. 

    No matter the venue, we simply can’t wait to be with students again!  

    Doreen Osmun